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Fitness briefs: Valentine's Day race will get participants' hearts beating

| Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 9:01 p.m.

People can take care of their heart in a different way this weekend by participating in the Valentine's Day Race 5K, 10K and 15K on Saturday at the North Park Boat House.

The 5K race will begin at 9 a.m., with the 10K and 15K set to start at 9:45.

The 15K will be a continuation of the 10K course. The fastest “Cupid” in each race will win a prize, with awards being given out in each age division.

A kids' 5K race will be offered for children younger than 10.

Cost for the event is $45 for the 5K, 10K and 15K and $30 for the kids' race.

Proceeds benefit the RSG1 Foundation, which seeks to advance cures and therapies for patients with brain tumors, cancer and other neurological diseases.

For more information or to register, visit

Kickboxing event reaches out to singles

While many businesses will offer specials for Valentine's Day, a local kickboxing studio is reaching out to people who are decidedly single.

The franchise on Curry Road in Whitehall is holding a “Shred Your Ex” event on Friday.

Throughout classes on Friday, members of the studio will have the opportunity to tape photos of ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends to the heavy kickboxing bags and punch and kick their former flames.

Members are invited to print out photos of their bosses, friends and anyone else who may have drawn their ire. is a fitness kickboxing franchise that takes workouts of professional fighters and adapts them for people trying to lose weight and tone muscle.

For more information, visit

Snowshoe plans music celebration

Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia recently announced plans for “Ballhooter,” its annual four-day music and college party celebration.

Rock band O.A.R. will headline the celebration, taking place from March 6-9, with a performance at 7 p.m. March 8.

Other events throughout the four days include a crawfish boil, rail jam and scavenger hunt.

For more information, visit

Silver Sneakers program offered

Evergreen Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harmony is offering the Silver Sneakers fitness program for seniors.

Silver Sneakers offers exercise sessions and classes designed for older adults to help promote a healthy lifestyle.

The cost is free for Medicare enrollees, and is covered by many insurance plans.

The program is held Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 10:15 a.m. Evergreen Health and Rehabilitation Center is at 191 Evergreen Mill Road.

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